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Greek farmers offload crops at cost price

Greek farmers offload crops at cost price | Prionomy | Scoop.it
KATERINI, Greece (AP) — Hammered by the financial crisis that has led to ever diminishing income, a group of residents in northern Greece have joined forces with potato farmers to slash consumer prices and ensure producers can get their crop to markets by cutting out the middle man.

Hundreds of families turned up Saturday in this northern Greek town to buy potatoes at massively reduced prices, sold directly by producers at cost price. They lined up in cars and with bicycles, on foot and with scooters to collect their bags of spuds from a truck that flung its doors wide open and was doing a roaring trade in the parking lot of a local courthouse.

 

Comment: Here is a practical application for the need to do economics differently ...


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Vader Burger Looks Unnaturally Awesome

Vader Burger Looks Unnaturally Awesome | Prionomy | Scoop.it

To celebrate the impending release of Star Wars Episode 1, French fast food chain Quick is releasing two hamburgers, a boring-ass Jedi Burger, and a Darth Vader burger that comes with a black bun.

 

On the surface, it does seem kind of odd making a Darth Vader burger for celebrate The Phantom Menace: he was, after all, just a cute but annoying kid at the time – seriously, if Jar Jar hadn’t been so much worse we would have all been complaining about little Aniken Skywalker. At any rate, that is why it make sense. The good folks at Quick (or at least the good folks that design their promotional campaigns) are reminding us that – if you can sustain 2.9 episodes of torture – you get to see Haydn Christiansen punished for his wooden acting....


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